60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hakone-machi
— 5 nights
2
Tokyo
— 7 nights
3
Sapporo
— 6 nights
4
Kanazawa
— 6 nights
5
Nagoya
— 6 nights
6
Kyoto
— 7 nights
7
Hiroshima
— 6 nights
8
Fukuoka
— 6 nights
9
Nagasaki
— 4 nights
10
Naha
— 6 nights

5
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hakone-machi: Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine (in Fujinomiya), Ikeda museum of 20th century art (in Ito) and Kamatsuru Himono Honten, Atami Ginzadori (in Atami). The adventure continues: get impressive views of Mount Fuji, admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Fuji View Hotel Japanese Garden, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tenkakudai.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi trip planner.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Hakone-machi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Hakone-machi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in June, expect nights in Hakone-machi to be slightly colder, around °C, while days are colder, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, Ikeda museum of 20th century art, Mount Fuji, Kamatsuru Himono Honten, Atami Ginzadori
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

7
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Have a day of magic on the 16th (Sun) at Tokyo Disneyland. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree.

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Traveling by combination of bus and train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Hakone-machi in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

6
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Noboribetsu (Jigokudani & Noboribetsu Date Historic Village), Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho) and Otaru (Tomioka Catholic Church & Otaru Canal). There's much more to do: stroll around Odori Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, and make a trip to Sapporo Clock Tower.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sapporo trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Tokyo to Sapporo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in June; daily highs in Sapporo reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Noboribetsu, Otaru, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, Spas
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

6
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanazawa: Takayama (Takayama Jinya, Hirata Folk Art Museum (Hirata Kinen-kan), &more), Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more) and Suganuma Gassho Community (in Nanto). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Gongenmori Beach, step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, and admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kanazawa road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Sapporo to Kanazawa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Sapporo in June, you will find days in Kanazawa are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Takayama, Shirakawa-mura, Gongenmori Beach, Suganuma Gassho Community, Shirayama Hime Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall ©
Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall

6
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nagoya: Shinmaiko Marine Park (in Chita), Inuyama Castle (in Inuyama) and Shimin Shiki no Mori (in Komaki). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Nagoya Castle, explore the historical opulence of Ise Ninja Kingdom, admire the striking features of Former Toba Elementary School, and head off the coast to Mikimoto Pearl Island.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nagoya trip planner.

Drive from Kanazawa to Nagoya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Nagoya can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ise, Toba, Chubu Park, Nagashima Spa Land, Shinmaiko Marine Park
Highlights from your plan
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Toba Aquarium ©
Toba Aquarium
Mikimoto Pearl Island ©
Mikimoto Pearl Island

7
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Dotombori District (in Dotombori), Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka) and Todai-ji Temple (in Nara). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Arashiyama, visit Gion, and explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip website.

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Nagoya in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kyoto, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Todai-ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple

6
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Matsuyama (Kashima Kaisuiyokujo, Onsen Resorts, &more), Mt. Misen (in Miyajima) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, &more). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, get outside with Tobishima Kaido, and contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome.

For ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Hiroshima by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hiroshima are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Matsuyama, Yamato Museum, Tobishima Kaido
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

6
nights
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fukuoka: Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History (in Kitakyushu), Dazaifu (Komyozen-ji Temple & Dazaifu Tenman-gu) and Nogata Municipal Coal Memorial Museum (in Nogata). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Hakatamachiya Furusatokan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine, explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, and admire the sheer force of Sakuradaki Waterfall.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka holiday planner.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Fukuoka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Karatsu, Dazaifu, Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History, Kurume Tsubaki Park, Greenpia Yame
Highlights from your plan
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum ©
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum

4
nights
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagasaki: Huis Ten Bosch (in Sasebo) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Amakusa). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, examine the collection at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catholic Church Hongouchi, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nagasaki trip builder website.

Getting from Fukuoka to Nagasaki by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Naha.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Huis Ten Bosch, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

6
nights
Naha

Naha ©
Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Venture out of the city with trips to Michi-no-Eki Kadena (in Kadena-cho), American Village (in Chatan-cho) and Onna-son (Scuba & Snorkeling, Blue Cave, &more). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, get outside with Aharen Beach, kick back and relax at Gahijima Sand Dune, and don't miss a visit to Makishi Public Market.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Naha day trip website.

Fly from Nagasaki to Naha in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. July in Naha sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naha

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Onna-son, Zamami-son, Nanjo, Tomori no Ishibori Ufujishi, Michi-no-Eki Kadena
Highlights from your plan
Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo
Scuba & Snorkeling
Aharen Beach ©
Aharen Beach

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